Meet the Faculty

Meet the Faculty

John E. Montgomery

Distinguished Professor Emeritus & Dean Emeritus
Former Director, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Center on Professionalism

LL.M. (1971) Michigan
J.D. (1969) Louisville
B.Ch.E. (1964) Louisville

Professor Montgomery served as Dean of the School of Law from 1987 to 2003 before returning to full time teaching and scholarship in 2004. During his deanship, Professor Montgomery's major accomplishments included the recruitment and hiring of many highly respected faculty members, a dramatic increase in the national recognition afforded the School, and a number of successful fundraising campaigns that added signficant support for educational purposes. In addition, he played a major role in securing several hundred thousand dollars in congressional support for the establishment of the National Center for Prosecution Ethics at the National College of District Attorneys.

Before his retirement from the faculty in 2007, Professor Montgomery taught and researched in the areas of torts, products liability, intellectual property, professional responsibility, and family law, and he continues to teach courses related to law practice and professionalism. His casebook, Cases and Materials on Products Liability (with D. Owen and M. Green) is now in its fourth edition.

Courses Taught

John E. Montgomery

Room 414
USC School of Law
701 Main Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29208
v 803-777-3360
f 803-777-2368
jemontgo@law.sc.edu